Culmen International LLC

Project Management Specialist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington


Established in 2004, Culmen International is committed to enhancing international security, strengthening homeland defense, optimizing government operations and providing humanitarian assistance around the world.  We provide technical and management expertise, develop innovative technology solutions, and deliver youth care services, logistics, training and language services worldwide.  With experience in over 126 countries, Culmen supports our clients to accomplish critical missions in challenging environments.


Culmen International is hiring a Project Management Specialist to provide support for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Global Material Security, Office of International Nuclear Security (INS). This is a hybrid role in Washington DC.

Roles & Responsibilities

The Project Management Specialist will support the management and implementation of international nuclear security projects on a full-time basis.  INS advances U.S. international efforts to prevent theft and sabotage of nuclear materials and facilities worldwide by partnering with countries and international organizations to secure weapons-usable nuclear materials, nuclear power plants and fuel cycle facilities, research reactors, and materials in transit. INS engages with more than 50 partner nations around the world through assessments, technical exchanges, trainings, facility upgrades, regulatory development, and other assistance to strengthen the most critical components of their nuclear security architecture. INS also helps partners adapt and implement security solutions to address emerging technologies such as unmanned aerial systems (UAS), advanced nuclear reactors, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, and 5G communication networks. 


The Project Management Specialist will support INS federal staff with the oversight of international projects and portfolios as assigned. They should have a background and experience in international affairs, national security, public policy, communications, or a related field.


The Project Management Specialists are expected to work with the client, INS, to support the international nuclear security efforts described above.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support the development and maintenance of project work plans; portfolio or country engagement strategies; as well as remain aware of project milestones, funding requirements, and challenges to implementation. 
  • Attend regular and ad hoc coordination meetings to provide input on project status, performance tracking, and policy or technical issues.
  • Support the development of programmatic policy and technical analysis on international nuclear security issues and topics.
  • Develop and deliver briefings and reports on international nuclear security issues and topics associated with INS programmatic efforts.
  • Respond to quick turn requests for information related to projects within assigned portfolio.
  • Attend internal, NNSA, and interagency meetings on international nuclear security.
  • Participate in meetings and collaboration activities with domestic and international organizations and associations on international nuclear security.
  • Support and interact with other INS program staff, DOE national laboratories, other federal agencies, and different offices within DOE to participate in project specific calls and interagency meetings.

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate(s) must have

  • The ability to work well both independently and as part of a team,
  • Excellent organizational, event, and task management skills,
  • The ability to synthesize information and write concise summaries and reports,
  • Outstanding oral communication and presentation development skills,
  • Willingness to take initiative, accept ownership of job responsibilities, and make appropriate decisions,
  • The ability to work well under pressure, prioritize, and respond effectively to short deadlines,
  • Experience in supporting and interfacing with customers, 
  • Experience evaluating complex projects and organizing project documents,
  • The ability to operate efficiently in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Teams, and database systems,
  • A DOE Q or the ability to acquire Q clearance,
  • Master’s Degree in international affairs, national security, public policy, communications, or related field, 
  • Ability to quickly learn the customer's business operations and maintain a current understanding of ongoing and planned changes or impacts to the business operations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP

Top Tier Benefits Package

  • Exceptional Medical/Dental/Vision coverage with 100% of the premiums paid by the company for all employees and their eligible dependents
  • 401k – Vested immediately and 4% match
  • Life insurance and disability paid by the company
  • AFLAC Available
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 12 Paid Holidays


At Culmen International we are committed to creating, promoting, and sustaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our commitment to these values is unwavering across all our work around the world.  We include and celebrate employees of diverse races, genders, religions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, nationalities, socioeconomic statuses, languages, (dis)abilities, ages, and religious commitments. These differences drive innovative solutions to meet the needs of our employees and clients. Culmen is an equal opportunity employer.



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